Sunday, April 7, 2013

More Poppies . . .

. . . and no wrangling (unlike yesterday's poppy card)!

Pretty Poppies - MFT
Hurrah - another card with MFT's Spring Poppies set, and this one was a breeze!  I love the set and this card!  It's going in the box I am putting together for Operation Write Home.

My initial idea came from a CASE of this card by Ellen Parker (this week's Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS.  When I saw Ellen's card, I knew I would break out the poppies again.  After all, I had my post-it masks all ready to go and wanted to put them to good use!  Everything is stamped except the flower centers, which I colored with my Copics (Y21, E41, 44, 47) - alside from masking, the card was super simple.

 I was thrilled to see that this week's Paper Players Challenge has a recycling theme.  Woo!  I used a number of elements that were recycled.  The little striped paper was sitting in a bowl on my desk.  (I heard a tip to keep striped paper handy because it can help with color choice on cards.)  I didn't have to do anything with it!  The bow has been in the same bowl, and the rhinestone I attached to the card were ones that I thought I was going to use on a card, but they didn't look right.  The bottom of a Memento Dew Drop ink is a perfect perfect holder for all of those little rhinestones and pearls that no longer have glue, but are still useable!

The challenge over at Avenue316's blog is a spring theme.  I think these poppies fit the theme quite well.  I'm only sorry there aren't spring poppies in MN.  We still have some snow - so spring flowers of any kind are a long way off around here.


  1. Oh, my gosh, Cathy. I LOVE this card. Definitely need to case this one! The text in the background adds so much texture.

  2. What a pretty card! I love the poppies stamped over the script. The pretty polka dot bow is a perfect finishing touch! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  3. Love this one! That stamped poppy strip is gorgeous.

  4. Gorgeous card-your Poppies are stunning !
    Best wishes,Nessa :)

  5. This is just beautiful! Glad you were able to recycle some of those pretty elements and make a lovely card from them! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Paper Players!

  6. Beautiful design! Very cohesive and well planned! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner


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